Sunday, June 7, 2009

Papa's Surgery...

The last few weeks have consisted of more tests and preparations for Papa’s surgery. Monday June 8th Papa Jim will go into St. Joseph’s Hospital in Phoenix, AZ. Dr.’s will be removing the mass and part or all of the left kidney. Mom, Nana, myself and of course the guest of honor will be heading down to St. Joe’s in the early hours and the surgery is scheduled to begin in the afternoon and last a few hours. Papa should be in the hospital 2 or 3 days with a 6 week recovery time. The oncologist reassured us that the lymphoma was low grade and very treatable, and no rush to start treatment.

Please pray this with me….Dear Lord, Give the surgeons/doctors all of the knowledge and guidance they need to be successful. Sustain Papa by Your grace that his strength and courage may not fail; Heal him according to Your will. Fill Papa’s heart with faith. Be near him in times of weakness and pain. Lord, hear our prayer, for we give You praise, honor, glory and thanks.


I will be on tomorrow to post an update once I arrive home. Thank you ahead of time for once again loving and praying for my family during this time.


  1. Many prayers for your Papa and for a successful surgery. Lots of Love!


  2. praying for you, your family and I know Papa will make a speedy recovery.

    ~Jones Family

  3. Prayers for your Papa! Thinking of you and your family during this stressful time.


  4. Praying for Papa Jim today, tomorrow and until he is 100%. Please keep us updated tomorrow.


  5. My prayers are with all of you... good luck papa!
    Love Nathan and Keziah

  6. I will be praying for your Papa. My best friend since jr high just had a radical hysterectomy two days ago, Friday. She was diagnosed with cervical cancer in May. She had a tumor the size of a golfball. Doctors said that everything looks great that as long as all the test come back good, she will not have to have chemo. They said that from the few tests they did right after the surgery things were about 95% chance of no chemo, they are just waiting on the final tests. God was with her and I know he will be with your Papa and family.

    God Bless,

  7. Mark & Carri HuertaJune 7, 2009 at 9:36 PM

    Mark & I will be praying for your papa, The Lord is faithful and willing to heal him. With lots of love, Mark and Carri Huerta

  8. Kristen, my prayers are with you and I know what you are going through. I will say prayers for Papa and your family throughout the day tomorrow and into the next few weeks!

  9. Kristen, I will be keeping your Papa in my will Grandma & Grandpa Rolinger.
    May God's peace be with him and may he have a speedy recovery.

  10. Many prayers for your Papa's surgery and for his recovery.

  11. Sweet friend of mine... You and your family will be in my prayers. I will talk to you soon.